The Office of Apprenticeship (OA) has awarded state apprenticeship expansion grant funding nationwide to create new apprenticeship opportunities across a wide range of occupations and industry sectors. States are leveraging these investments to raise awareness of apprenticeship; embed apprenticeship into education, economic development, and workforce development systems; increase diversity among apprentices; and grow apprenticeship across industry sectors.

On this page are links to grant-specific information for each OA-funded state apprenticeship grant initiative. When new state grant opportunities are funded by OA, they will be linked below.

The link in each title points to a grant Resource Page, which compiles tools and resources that have been developed to advance the goals of the grants, such as grants management resources, training materials, and frequently asked questions.

  • State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) Grants – The SAE Grants, awarded in fall 2016, were the first OA apprenticeship grant investments to support state efforts to expand and diversify apprenticeships and integrate apprenticeship as a talent solution into their workforce, education, and economic development systems. For information about the awards, click here.
  • Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) Grants – The ASE were awarded in July 2019 to support continued state apprenticeship expansion and system integration efforts. For more information about the awards, click here.
  • State Apprenticeship Expansion 2020 (SAE 2020) Grants – The SAE 2020 Grants were awarded in July 2020 to support activities focused on strengthening the structures supporting Registered Apprenticeship Programs. For more information about the awards click here.
  • State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity, and Innovation (SAEEI) Grants – The SAEEI grants was awarded in June 2021 to support continued state expansion and system integration efforts, with targeted support for states implementing enhanced diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. For more information about the SAEEI grant awards, see the press release here.

For a full picture of all active OA apprenticeship grants (beyond just those supporting state expansion efforts), see the Grants page in the Apprenticeship Community. And for all Department of Labor apprenticeship grant investments, see the full list on here.

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